Oppo Find 5 Launched

Chinese premium handset maker Oppo launched the Find 5, its new flagship smartphone that has been talked about since August. Its edgy silver+black design is complemented with a hefty specifications sheet. The 5-incher features 1080 x 1920 (1080p landscaped) IPS LCD display with 5-point multi-touch, 2 GB of memory, 16 GB of fixed storage, which unfortunately isn't expandable, and Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.70 GHz.

The Oppo Find 5 features a 13-megapixel camera with hardware-accelerated HDR (high dynamic range) processing for both photo and 1080p video recording (a first). The camera can record video at up to 120 frames per second, which helps with 1/8 slow-motion filming. Its front-camera packs an impressive 2-megapixel resolution, letting you video chat at 720p. Its audio subsystem is equally loaded, with DiracHD DSP, that comes pre-installed. Android 4.1 is the OS of choice. The Find 5 is launched in China first, priced around the equivalent of $499. Its makers plan a US launch some time in January.